BSU at UW Special Section

Newspaper coverage 1967-97

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BSU activists made news as well as history. Here is a day-by-day digital archive of more than 200 articles published in the UW Daily,Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Afro-American Journal, and Seattle Medium between 1967 and 1973, with some additional articles from the 1980s and 1990s. Click the titles to read the articles. Marc Robinson, Tikia Gilbert, and Edgar Flores digitized most of these articles. Others are from the Larry Gossett collection.
 
1967
20-Apr-67
Seattle PI
Carmichael Rips Whites
8-Dec-67
Seattle Times
Students plan name change for society
1968
 
7-Feb-68
UW Daily
Minority Students Feel Alienated from Campus
14-Feb-68
UW Daily
Soul Search Explores Campus Racial Feelings
15-Feb-68
UW Daily
New Black Image Emerging
15-Feb-68
UW Daily
Soul Search Dialogue Begins; 'We Must Apply Pressure,' Says Black Student Leader
15-Feb-68
UW Daily
Black Power Promising--Profs
16-Feb-68
UW Daily
The voice of the U.W. BSU: the word is now!
22-Feb-68
UW Daily
UW student group to begin "recruiting" in Central Area
30-Mar-68
Seattle PI
Franklin Sit-in Protests School Suspensions
30-Mar-68
Seattle Times
Non-Franklin Students Led Negro Sit-in, says Principal
6-Apr-68
Seattle Times
Harassment Fires' But No Riots Occur Here
6-Apr-68
Seattle PI
Four Men in Franklin High Case Released Without Bail
16-Apr-68
UW Daily
The Black Struggle: A Three Day Symposium of Black Perspectives
17-Apr-68
UW Daily
Black Athletes Accept Report
18-Apr-68
UW Daily
The Black Struggle: A Symposium of Black Perspectives
Apr-68
UW Daily
Symposium on Black Perspective
18-Apr-68
UW Daily
McKissick Hits Johnson for Increasing Tensions
18-Apr-68
UW Daily
McKissick Hits Johnson for Increasing Tensions, cont.
 
UW Daily
Floyd McKissick on Campus: "Non-Violent Until Pushed"
9-May-68
Seattle PI
Black Student Union Leaders Presented Five Demands at Rally at UW
10-May-68
UW Daily
Odegaard gives answers to BSU demands
11-May-68
UW Will Seek Advice of Black Student Union
14-May-68
UW Daily
BSU meeting with Odegaard "encouraging"
17-May-68
Seattle PI
UW Negro Fund Demanded
17-May-68
leaflet
"This is a CRISIS"
17-May-68
leaflet
"Black People Are Threatened"
18-May-68
Seattle PI
UW Negroes Air Demand for $50,000
19-May-68
Seattle PI
UW Vows to Aid Negro Students
19-May-68
Seattle Times
Postions on U.W. Racial Problems Are Laid on Line
21-May-68
Seattle Times
Student Climbs In
21-May-68
Seattle Times
Odegaard Views Sit-in Aftermath
21-May-68
Seattle Times
Agreement Ends Student Sit-in
21-May-68
Seattle Times
UW Sit-in 'Just the Beginning' Says Black Student Union President
21-May-68
Seattle PI
4-Hour Negro Sit-in at UW: New Talks Set
21-May-68
Seattle PI
Four-Hour Negro Sit-In
22-May-68
UW Daily
BSU Working to Carry Out its Obligations
23-May-68
Afro-American Journal
Sit-in at UW
23-May-68
UW Daily
Black Culture Faculty Study Group Formed / Faculty Senate to Eye BSU Sit-In Resolution / Teach-In on Black Problems
23-May-68
Seattle PI
UW 'Credibility Gap' Odegaard Declares
24-May-68
UW Daily
BSU statement to Senate
24-May-68
UW Daily
Senate Applauds Brisker
24-May-68
UW Daily
Senate Okays BSU Requests
7-Jun-68
Seattle PI
U.W. Black Students Get Award
7-Jun-68
Seattle Times
Black student union receives special award
14-Jun-68
Seattle PI
3 From UW Guilty in Franklin Sit-in
 
Seattle Militants Victimized
27-Jun-68
UW Trying to Remedy 'Social Tragedy'
2-Jul-68
Seattle PI
Three Sentenced in Franklin Sit-in
 
Jury Convicts Three Black Students
 
UW Daily
Trial 'A Mistake' Says Carl Miller
?-Jul-68
Seattle PI
Black Ideas Offered to Revamp White Education
11-Jul-68
UW Daily
Brisker tells Panther aims
14-Jul-68
Seattle Times
U W recruits more students from disadvantaged groups: Drive pays off
1-Aug-68
UW Daily
"Concern" aims at education of Whites
1-Aug-68
UW Daily
Faculty, staff askedd to give hour's pay for minorities
8-Aug-68
Seattle PI
Carroll office protest "invasion" thwarted
8-Aug-68
UW Daily
Several groups assist in education for minorities
8-Aug-68
UW Daily
Several groups assist in education for minorities, cont.
8-Aug-68
UW Daily
Student unrest exists...but uproar, violence isn't found at UW
11-Aug-68
Seattle PI
New Trail Blazed for Non-White Students at UW
10-Sep-68
Seattle PI
New Wave of black students hits UW
10-Sep-68
Seattle PI
New Wave of black students hits UW, cont.
9-Oct-68
UW Daily
Soul search again
17-Oct-68
UW Daily
White tutors must bear down--Brisker
5-Nov-68
Seattle Times
Black students seek new courses
20-Nov-68
Seattle Times
Black Student Union starts own newspaper
1969
 
29-Jan-69
UW Daily
Boycott of Hub food called: grape picket line planned
7-Feb-69
UW Daily
BSU gets funds for trip
22-Feb-69
Seattle PI
Students stage observances to honor life of Malcolm X
6-Mar-69
UW Daily
Brisker resigns BSU post: Gossett is new president
16-Mar-69
Seattle PI
Black Organizations Need Unity
1-Apr-69
UW Daily
Black Studies Approved
22-Apr-69
UW Daily
Black college weekend plans unveiled
22-Apr-69
UW Daily
Black women tell ordeals in climbing out of "cruel valley"
22-Apr-69
UW Daily
Black Women tell ordeals in climbing out of "cruel valley," cont.
24-Apr-69
UW Daily
BSU Pledges its Support for '3 Days'
29-Apr-69
UW Daily
BSU Denounces Turner and Smith
30-Apr-69
Seattle PI
UW Minority program challenged
30-Apr-69
UW Daily
'3 days' to get no BSU endorsement
8-May-69
Seattle Times
Black students boycott Seattle Community College classes
9-May-69
UW Daily
SCC's Black Students Lead Boycott
13-May-69
Seattle PI
Officials to meet with BSU to avert city college closure
13-May-69
UW Daily
'Field Trip' weekend set for blacks
15-May-69
Seattle Times
City College: agreement to form Council averts crisis
16-May-69
Seattle Times
B.S.U. enlarges demand; Edison closure urged: Seattle Community College OK's south campus tract.
21-May-69
Seattle PI
College calls on Gorton
21-May-69
Seattle Times
Erickson pledges "to keep school open"
21-May-69
Seattle Times
Action Delayed Against BSU Threat
22-May-69
Seattle PI
Seattle college officials ask no violence at demonstration
22-May-69
Seattle Times
Demonstrators march on 3 buildings at Seattle College
22-May-69
Seattle Times
College demonstration subsides
23-May-69
Seattle Times
Seattle College demonstrators face suspension or expulsion; Erickson pledges to protect campus... (other articles).
23-May-69
UW Daily
Sixty occupy SCC building
24-May-69
Seattle PI
SCC outburst continues; protesters defy injunction
26-May-69
Seattle Times
Militants spread into Central Area
28-May-69
Seattle PI
Evans declines assurance of Negro on SCC board
29-May-69
Seattle PI
Hearing on SCC restraining order set for June 16
4-Jun-69
Seattle PI
A white university? UW race imbalance changing … slowly
7-Jul-69
Seattle Times
U.W. meets some B.S.U. demands
8-Jul-69
Seattle Times
Recruitment of blacks stressed
10-Jul-69
UW Daily
BSU considers recruitment
14-Aug-69
UW Daily
An Opportunity for Minorities
1-Oct-69
UW Daily
Hill: 'We have common cause'
25-Nov-69
UW Daily
Black students, alums reiterate football demands
1970
 
6-Feb-70
UW Daily
BSU letter to Kearney
4-Mar-70
UW Daily
Kearney late; BSU to act
5-Mar-70
Seattle Times
Students seize UW hall in BYU sports protest
5-Mar-70
UW Daily
BYU-ban supporters rally today
6-Mar-70
Seattle PI
U girds for new militant action
6-Mar-70
Seattle Times
Protesters invade 4 UW buildings; racism cited as issue in protest over BYU ties
6-Mar-70
UW Daily
A step toward victory
6-Mar-70
UW Daily
Thomson occupation avoids violence
7-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW protesters close 5 halls; court issues restraining order
7-Mar-70
Seattle Times
BYU protest leaders vow to resume UW disruptions
8-Mar-70
Seattle PI
More unrest at UW could bring Guard
9-Mar-70
Actions of the University Senate Executive Committee meeting on March 7 and 8, 1970
9-Mar-70
UW Daily
No new BYU athletic contracts
9-Mar-70
UW Daily
No new BYU athletic contracts, cont.
10-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Hogness confronts UW demonstrators
10-Mar-70
Seattle Times
Blacks postpone protest at UW; students press for UW policy showdown
10-Mar-70
UW Daily
Blacks, Hogness standing firm
11-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW quiet, but BSU will protest
11-Mar-70
Seattle Times
500 protesters roam UW campus; no change on UW's policy toward BYU
12-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Combined Police Forces Readied for UW; New Violence Injures 14
12-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW History Dept. asks police protection
12-Mar-70
Seattle Times
UW protest cancelled; police guard buildings
13-Mar-70
Seattle PI
200 evacuated in bomb threat of UW building; legislature to probe UW unrest
13-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Solons to probe demonstrations at UW: quiet now; police to stay
14-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW-BYU contract legality dubious
14-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW Faculty Senate backs BSU
15-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Confrontation
15-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW black turmoil echoes mad dance of SF state
17-Mar-70
Seattle Times
BSU asks to see UW-BYU pacts
24-Mar-70
Seattle Times
UW to show copies of pacts with BYU
26-Mar-70
Afro-American Journal
Editorial: UW and religious freedom
28-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Text of Odegaard's statement on campus ferment
28-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Text of Odegaard's statement on campus ferment, cont.
28-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Text of Odegaard's statement on campus ferment, cont.
28-Mar-70
Seattle PI
UW Regents, blacks talk
31-Mar-70
Seattle PI
Minorities, civil rights and BYU
31-Mar-70
UW Daily
BYU issue moves to Olympia
24-Apr-70
UW Daily
U 'freedom riders' heading for Pasco
1-May-70
UW Daily
Regents consider rule on BSU-type demonstrations
6-May-70
UW Daily
A step toward victory/Inside Thompson Hall
6-May-70
UW Daily
From the inside of Thomson Hall
16-May-70
Seattle PI
UW will mark Jackson deaths with shutdown
16-May-70
Seattle Times
U cancels Monday classes in gesture of mourning; Jackson state killings
21-May-70
Medium
UW's BSU wants action on demands
28-May-70
Seattle PI
The UW in focus--part 1: the political scene
12-Jun-70
Seattle PI
BSU suit accuses UW of subsidizing bias, religion
1971
 
1-Apr-71
UW Daily
Mad Dogs, 42; Englishmen, 0
2-Apr-71
UW Daily
BSU publish paper
17-Apr-71
UW Daily
BSU to open day care center
6-May-71
Medium
BSU to sponsor child care center
14-May-71
UW Daily
BSU raps representation as BOC okays orientation
14-May-71
UW Daily
BSU raps representation as BOC okays orientation, cont.
2-Jun-71
UW Daily
Gilmore is BSU president
24-Jun-71
Seattle PI
BSU demands firing of UW professor
25-Jun-71
Seattle PI
Professor upheld by UW in bias case
29-Jun-71
Seattle PI
UW professor makes public letter quoted by Black Student Union
30-Jun-71
Seattle PI
Open letter hits van den Berghe
After 1971
 
1-Feb-73
UW Daily
BSU reorganizing
8-May-73
UW Daily
BSU occupies DAILY office; demands editor resign
10-May-73
UW Daily
Minorities demand Tagas' dismissal; Pub Board sets hearing for next Monday
10-May-73
UW Daily
Minorities demand Tagas' dismissal; Pub Board sets hearing for next Monday, cont.
26-Feb-76
UW Daily
Black Students Union supports Lane
2-Dec-77
UW Daily
Baker under attack from BSU
5-Apr-78
UW Daily
An open letter to the Black Student Union
28-Feb-80
UW Daily
Not enough faculty, says BSU president
28-Feb-80
UW Daily
Not enough faculty, says BSU president, cont.
28-Feb-80
UW Daily
Not enough faculty, says BSU president, cont.
23-Jun-80
UW Daily
Black Student Union working to regain leadership position
23-Jun-80
UW Daily
Black Student Union working to regain leadership position, cont.
25-May-89
UW Daily
Black students blast Egan for 'black face' act
25-Jan-93
UW Daily
Davis calls for return to activism
25-Jan-93
UW Daily
Davis calls for return to activism, cont.
22-Oct-93
UW Daily
'Racist' image draws vocal crowd to BSU
22-Oct-93
UW Daily
Racist' image draws vocal crowd to BSU, cont.
5-Nov-93
UW Daily
Students discuss dynamics of black relationships
16-May-94
UW Daily
BSU visitation weekend inspires young students
16-May-94
UW Daily
BSU visitation weekend inspires young students, cont.
24-Apr-95
UW Daily
High-school students get taste of UW life
17-Oct-96
UW Daily
Million Man March commemorated
17-Oct-96
UW Daily
Million Man March commemorated, cont.
15-Jan-97
UW Daily
BSU honors Martin Luther King, Jr. tonight at the Ethnic Cultural Center theater
15-Jan-97
UW Daily
BSU honors Martin Luther King, Jr. tonight at the Ethnic Cultural Center theater, cont.
16-Jan-97
UW Daily
Students pay tribute to MLK, Jr.
3-Dec-98
UW Daily
Community, culture and Kwanzaa: A celebration of family and history: Black Student Union sponsors campus Kwanzaa celebration
 
UW Daily
Central Area - Worlds Away?
 
UW Daily
African American History Course Offered This Quarter
 
UW Daily
Garrett Blames White Education for Alienation
 
UW Daily
Experimental College Offers Black Liberation Course
 
Seattle PI
Odegaard Oks Improved Negro Recruiting at UW
 
Seattle PI
U' Negro Recruiting Plan OKd
 
UW Daily
Three From BSU Join Poor People's March / Blacks Teach History Class

 

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